January 28, 2023

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How Well Do You Know Your Covers, Expert Edition

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A warning: this quiz is not for the faint of heart.

It was made for those who know their covers and what titles those covers belong to.

It was made for those who can recognize a detail and capture it in their memory.

It was made for those who like challenges and are sure they can win them.

But it was also made for those who, like me, keep seeing similar covers in stores and think it’s a book we’ve seen before and it turns out to be a different one.

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For those who see patterns and colors in book covers and think: Ah, that matches!

For those who like a challenge whether they can win it or not.

In this quiz you will find pixelated images of different books that have similar elements. Not a whole cover, but a small part of it, and that’s why this quiz isn’t for the faint of heart: it’s for those who like to have a good time and are always guessing (sometimes more than knowing) trying.

It’s a fun quiz, and I guarantee you that some options will be tricky while others will be a breeze. And you will have fun all the time.

If I could give you one thing to help you on your journey, it’s the advice to stay sharp: there’s an even trickier question at the end!

Ready? Click the Take Quiz button (and after the results, be sure to come back to this post to review all the titles in the quiz)!

So how good were you?

Curious to know all the covers featured in the quiz? Here is the complete book list!

In the list below there is also information about the artists responsible for each of the covers. The books that lacked this information were the ones I couldn’t find.

Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo, cover by Ali Campbell

The startup wife of Tahmima Anam

Paris Daillencourt Is About to Crumble by Alexis Hall, cover by Elizabeth Turner Stokes

Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond, Cover by Susan Turner

All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews, Cover by Lucia Bernard

Five Tuesdays In Winter by Lily King, Cover by Kelly Winton (Design) and Harriet Moore Ballard (Artwork)

Homecoming of Yaa Gyasi

The Girl with the Loud Voice by Abi Daré

Always The First To Die by RJ Jacobs, cover by Lauren Harms

Those fleeting shadows of Kate Alice Marshal

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson, Cover by Renata de Oliveira

Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin, Cover by Meighan Cavanaugh

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney, Cover by Donna Sinisgalli Noetzel

The Guest List by Lucy Foley, cover by Elina Cohen

The last thing he told me about Laura Dave

The Willies by Adam Falkner, cover Kate Zaremba

Joanne Ramos’ farm

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

There There by Tommy Orange, cover by Tyler Comrie

I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins, cover by Lucia Bernard

If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery, Cover by Gretchen Achilles

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez, Cover by Carla Weise

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

Seven Steeples by Sara Baume, Cover by Greta D. Sibley

A Short History Of The World Per Sheep by Sally Coulthard, Cover by Nathan Burton (Artwork)

Checkout 19 by Claire Louise-Bennett

Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors